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Washington Elopement Pricing

A Washington elopement has one goal - to celebrate and create a day that reflects your wants and needs!  Not to do everything you see in the traditional wedding industry.

Whether you want to do this just the two of you on an adventure or with a small group of people, your day is fully up to you to create a meaningful, stress-free, out-of-the-box experience you'll look back on for years and remember! There is no one “right” way to get married, so lets really make it epic! I can't wait!

...And skip anything that's not true to you.

Elopements & Micro Weddings GIve you the chance to do exactly what you want to do.

You get to create an out of the box, unique, wedding experience. Like...

RENT A SPACE AT A VINEYARD IN YAKIMA VALLEY FOR A PRIVATE DINNER CLOSE FAMILY + WINE!

TAKE IN NATURE, SAY YOUR VOWS AT THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN, AND THEN HEAD TO A BREWERY FOR A DRINK!

TAKE A PRIVATE PLAN RIDE AND GO KAYAKING TO EXPLORE THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS!

you get to have fun, relax, celebrate the small moments, and invite only the ones you choose.

...And work with a photographer who loves celebrating those small moments too.

I'm a documentary-style photographer who is inspired by human connection and stories.  Getting to tell your story in nature takes more effort, but it's so rewarding.  That's where I come in! By giving you planning tools and the space to be yourselves, I get the amazing opportunity to help you bring your vision to life and then photograph your story. Let's skip the Pinterest photo "checklists" and perfect posing, and just explore, see new things, have fun, and get you married! I can't wait to photograph the celebration you deserve!  

Women Owned | LGBTQ & BIPOC Friendly | Leave No Trace Aware Photographer | Ordained through the Universal Life Church




Meet Alexandria

What makes me different?

An ALl Day celebration is not crazy!

Slowly wake up and make some waffles and coffee in your PJs.

take the time to smell the flowers and admire the scenery on your wedding hike.

Say your Personally written vows at the top of the mountain, take some beautiful photos, Relax and enjoy the view.

End the evening with dancing and smores at your campfire!

Return to your cabin for a dinner with your closest friends!

It allows you to feel stress-free and enjoy all the little moments along the way

On average, large weddings take 10-12 hours to photograph. There are a lot of things to do from getting ready to a send off, and it can feel stressful, shuffling from one thing to the next. 

You could squish everything into a 4 hour day, but then you're choosing something that's no different from the big wedding described above. In my opinion, you deserve to have time to luxuriate and enjoy whatever you intentionally decide for your wedding day. That will be such a beautiful story to photograph.
 
Because you decide to intentionally celebrate longer, maybe you decide to:

Not sure how to fill your day? Reach out to schedule your free consultation call
so I can help with ideas! You'll get even more ideas after you book too!

My sweet couples wanted to share their experience with you!

and do the damn thing!

Throughout our time together, we'll work through my workflow which will give you all the tools you need so you can create your day with intentional choices. I'll suggest locations for you and help you figure out any permits you need to acquire. We do all the pre-work on the actual day you can relax and enjoy your wedding day! 

Once you're booked, the fun begins!

Don't worry, I've got you! Fill out my contact form, and then  we'll hop on the video to chat through the ideas you may have. Lets get to know each other! :)  From there I'll suggest the best package for you, and then we'll reserve your date with a signed contract and a non-refundable booking retainer! 

Let's hop on a video call and chat!

So how do we do this?

Choose your details!

Lets officially meet...

I'm so much more than just your photographer!

I'm your Elopement BFF, Third Wheel, and Your expert camera ninja!

Second Photographer - Additional Fee

Most of the time, I can capture everything by myself. For a smaller event, it's better to have less cameras in your face so you can relax and enjoy! But if you're wanting a second, we can add for an additional fee, pending your timeline and needs.

As long as I can get to your location via 2wd or a commercial airline in WA state, we are set! I take care of my travel. Anything extra will need more accommodation.

This is my main job! I’ll show up to photograph your day and deliver the edited photos to you in a digital online gallery with printing rights. 

I’ll create a timeline for you that allows you to do everything you want to do, with some breathing room so you aren’t rushing from one thing to the next. I want you to enjoy every moment of your day!

I research a ton for my couples whether they know where they want to elope or have no idea.  I'll provide customized ideas for you, offer a photography perspective on nuances of an area, and help you pick backup options as well. Once a location is decided I'll help you determine permits you may need. Couples will be responsible for applying and paying for all permits.  

I love all things elopements and am here to be your hype person! You get access to my knowledge as someone who photographs in the outdoors. I love chatting and won't put a limit on our communication. I've put together in-depth planning guides for you with so many valuable tips on logistics and how to make your elopement special. I have a workflow set up to make sure we don't miss a beat! I'm also ordained and can officiate your marriage if needed or stand in as a witness!

All Elopement Packages Include:

All the Help - consultant in your Planning Process

Location Ideas & Permit Assistance

Customized TImeline

Photography & Photos

Photographer Travel

Coverage up to 16 hours over 2 consecutive days. You're the couple who just wants to go all out and plan a big celebration for yourselves. This gives you the ultimate time to explore and soak in all of your wedding time. For solo couples or groups less than 12 people in nature; or adventuring solo and returning to less than 30 back at a venue (or something similar.)

Multi-DAY Elopement

$5,200 + SALES TAX

REACH OUT TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION!

Washington Elopement Packages

**if your plans don't quite match my packages, let me know! Let's see how we can tailor something to your day! All packages are booked with a non-refundable booking retainer.

$5,200 + Sales Tax

Consultant in your Planning Process
Location Ideas & Permit Assistance
Customized Timeline
Photography & Photos
Commercial Photographer Travel
**Can add a 2nd photographer for an additional fee

Package Includes

Multi-Day elopement Package

Coverage up to 8 hours. A package like this will allow us to pick something special for the two of you! Is it doing a longer hike and having a picnic up on top of a mountain? Or saying your vows and then choosing a fun activity (ie matching tattoos?) For solo couples or groups less than 12 people in nature; or adventuring solo and returning to less than 30 back at a venue (or something similar.)

Multi-DAY Elopement

$5,200 + SALES TAX

REACH OUT TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION!

$3,200 + Sales Tax

Consultant in your Planning Process
Location Ideas & Permit Assistance
Customized Timeline
Photography & Photos
Commercial Photographer Travel
**Can add a 2nd photographer for an additional fee

Package Includes

aLL Day elopement Package

Coverage up to 4 hours. You're the type of person who wants to keep it super simple! This timing would allow us some getting ready photos, a ceremony and some portraits...as one example! For solo couples or groups less than 12 people in nature; or adventuring solo and returning to less than 30 back at a venue (or something similar.)

Multi-DAY Elopement

$5,200 + SALES TAX

REACH OUT TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION!

$2,200 + Sales Tax

Consultant in your Planning Process
Location Ideas & Permit Assistance
Customized Timeline
Photography & Photos
Commercial Photographer Travel
**Can add a 2nd photographer for an additional fee

Package Includes

Mini elopement Package

Coverage up to 16 hours over 2 consecutive days. You're the couple who just wants to go all out and plan a big celebration for yourselves. This gives you the ultimate time to explore and soak in all of your wedding time. For solo couples or groups less than 12 people in nature; or adventuring solo and returning to less than 30 back at a venue (or something similar.)



Multi-DAY Elopement

$5,200 + Sales Tax

REACH OUT TO BOOK!

Washington Elopement Packages

**if your plans don't quite match my packages, let me know! We can always add additional hours onto your day! All packages can be booked with a non-refundable booking retainer.

Coverage up to 8 hours. A package like this will allow us to pick something special for the two of you! Is it doing a longer hike and having a picnic up on top of a mountain? Or saying your vows and then choosing a fun activity, like kayaking? For solo couples or groups less than 12 people in nature; or adventuring solo and returning to less than 30 back at a venue (or something similar.)





All day Elopement

$3,200 + SALES TAX

**most popular package!

REACH OUT TO BOOK!

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Mini Elopement

$2,200 + Sales Tax

Coverage up to 4 hours. This timing would allow us some getting ready photos, a ceremony and some portraits...as one example! For solo couples or groups less than 12 people in nature; or adventuring solo and returning to less than 30 back at a venue (or something similar.)

Just imagine the endless options!

Multi Day Sample Timeline

MULTI DAY SAMPLE TIMELINE

Day 1:
12:00pm | Sage Trails arrives to photograph everyone getting ready
1:30pm | First Look at cabin
1:45pm | Drive to elopement ceremony spot at Mount Rainier with guests
3:00pm | Ceremony
3:30pm | Family Pictures
4:00pm | Drive back to Cabin
5:00pm | Dinner with toasts & cake!
6:00pm | Stories and messages collected by family from people who were not there to share with the couple around a campfire with smores!
6:15pm | First Dance + campfire dancing
7:00pm | Photo coverage wraps

Day 2 (secondary example for full day elopement also!):
5:00am | Arrive at Trailhead & start hike, stopping and exploring along the way
8:00am | Couple puts on wedding attire again
8:30am | Couple Portraits + Exploration
10:00am | Snacks + View Soaking!
10:30am | Hike back to trailhead in attire!
1:30pm | Photo Coverage Wraps



All Day Sample Timeline

Full DAY SAMPLE TIMELINE

5:00am | Arrive at Trailhead & start hike, stopping and exploring along the way
8:00am | Couple puts on wedding attire again
8:30am | Couple Portraits + Exploration
10:00am | Snacks + View Soaking!
10:30am | Hike back to trailhead in attire!
1:30pm | Photo Coverage Wraps

--OR if you're doing a private tour of some sort--

12:00pm | Sage Trails arrives to photograph everyone getting ready
1:30pm | First Look at cabin + portraits
2:00pm | Drive to San Juan Sea Farais for a private whale watching tour with a few guests
2:30pm | Tour Departs
3:00pm | Ceremony (timing dependent on whales an what couple feels!)
6:30pm | Drive to restaurant for a private dinner
6:45pm | Dinner with toasts & cake!
7:15pm | Portraits before and during sunset
8:00pm Photo coverage wraps




Mini Day Sample Timeline

Mini DAY SAMPLE TIMELINE

4:00pm | Arrive at Trailhead & hike .5 miles to ceremony spot
4:30pm | Ceremony
4:45pm | Family/Guest photos
5:15pm | Guests head to picnic area, couple explores a different trail for portrats
5:15pm | Portraits + Exploration
6:30pm | Couple returns to picnic area for picnic dinner + toasts
7:30pm | First Dance
8:00pm | Photo coverage wraps




Just imagine the endless options!

Day 1:
12:00pm | Sage Trails arrives to photograph everyone getting ready
1:30pm | First Look at cabin
1:45pm | Drive to elopement ceremony spot at Mount Rainier with guests
3:00pm | Ceremony
3:30pm | Family Pictures
4:00pm | Drive back to Cabin
5:00pm | Dinner with toasts & cake!
6:00pm | Stories and messages collected by family from people who were not there to share with the couple around a campfire with smores! 
6:15pm | First Dance + campfire dancing
7:00pm | Photo coverage wraps

Day 2 (secondary example for full day elopement also!):
5:00am | Arrive at Trailhead & start hike stopping and exploring along the way
8:00am | Couple puts on wedding attire again
8:30am | Couple Portraits + Exploration
10:00am | Snacks + View Soaking!
10:30am | Hike back to trailhead in attire!
1:30pm | Photo Coverage Wraps



5:00am | Arrive at Trailhead & start hike stopping and exploring along the way
8:00am | Couple puts on wedding attire 
8:30am | Vows + Couple Portraits + Exploration
10:00am | Snacks + View Soaking!
10:30am | Hike back to trailhead in attire!
1:30pm | Photo Coverage Wraps

--OR if you're doing a private tour of some sort--

12:00pm | Sage Trails arrives to photograph everyone getting ready
1:30pm | First Look at cabin + portraits
2:00pm | Drive to San Juan Sea Farais for a private whale watching tour with a few guests
2:30pm | Tour Departs
3:00pm | Ceremony (timing dependent on whales an what couple feels!)
6:30pm | Drive to restaurant for a private dinner
6:45pm | Dinner with toasts & cake!
7:15pm | Portraits before and during sunset
8:00pm Photo coverage wraps




4:00pm | Arrive at Trailhead & hike .5 miles to ceremony spot
4:30pm | Ceremony
4:45pm | Family/Guest photos
5:15pm | Guests head to picnic area, couple explores a different trail for portraits
5:15pm | Portraits + Exploration
6:30pm | Couple returns to picnic area for picnic dinner + toasts
7:30pm | First Dance
8:00pm | Photo coverage wraps




Multi-Day Sample
Timeline

All Day Sample
Timeline

Mini Sample
Timeline

Coverage up to 2 hours in nature. Use this time for an engagement session an anniversary session, or just because! I help suggest places to go and will photograph your adventure!

Have a longer hike in mind or need more time? We can talk about extending! I do not allow vow exchanges on adventure sessions.

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Additional Services

$800 + Sales Tax

Adventure Sessions

Coverage up to 1 hour. Use this time for an engagement session an anniversary session, proposal, or just because! Best for people who want to photograph a date, or just go to a local park for photos. Anything involving a wilderness will be an adventure session.
Locations within 60 mi of Lake Stevens, WA. 

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$500 + Sales Tax

Lifestyle Sessions

Leave No Trace.

I am a Leave No Trace Aware Photographer and designed my packages with Mother Nature in mind to create minimal impact. She deserves to be protected. She provides an amazing place for us and hikers alike, we can’t take that for granted. Any couples that come on hikes with me will need to adhere to the Leave No Trace policies. Thank you for your help here!

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Plan ahead and prepare 

Travel and camp on durable surfaces

Dispose of waste properly

Leave what you find

Minimize campfire impacts (be careful with fire)

Respect wildlife

Be considerate of other visitors

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. DO you only photograph on Trails or do you photograph at venues too?

Q. DO YOU ONLY PHOTOGRAPH ON TRAILS OR DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH AT VENUES TOO?

HECK YES! I love venues too! Adventure looks different to everyone - if you're wanting more of a traditional experience on smaller scale, I'd love to photograph at your venue! Or maybe you want to hike alone and then celebrate later at a venue with your group. I love it all. Washington has so many beautiful spots that feel like you're surrounded by nature too! Check out my resource here on Outdoor Venue Ideas for WA State! 

Q. How Far in Advance should we book you?

Q. HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

I recommend a minimum of 3 months ahead of time, however you can also plan shorter or a year in advance! Contrary to popular believe elopements will still take planning to get everything in place! The benefit of booking farther in advance is a more relaxed planning experience. Ultimately, the permits you will apply for (don't worry I'll help you figure out what you need) do take time to acquire and vary depending on the land manager.

Q. Can I invite my family?


Q. CAN I INVITE MY FAMILY?

Of course! The beauty of your day is you get to invite exactly who you want. If that includes some of your family- great! If that includes some of your close friends, great! Invite who you love :) Here is one of my resources on how to include your family, whether attending or supporting from afar! 

Q. Should I get married on a weekday?


Q. Should I get married on a weekday?


This all depends on the location you end up picking. Easier hikes with big view payoffs will be less private. Weekends are less private because of when the majority of the population have off from their jobs! Some parks may actually not let you get married on a weekend as popularity keeps growing! I highly suggest weekdays because most people are working, and the trails are much less busy! You are purposefully choosing a smaller experience to get away from the big party, do you want to trade that for all the people in the park with you when you say your vows? If you don’t want that, I’d suggest a weekday to make sure you get a little privacy :) 

Q. What if we have bad weather?


Q. What if we have bad weather?

This is a valid concern! When we chat, I'll try to guide you to the areas better suited for better weather for different times of the year. I will always structure your timeline for ideal weather. However WA is unpredictable and it's part of the adventure! I ask that you go with the flow as nature is unpredictable! We will create a back up plan case of undesirable weather. Because we aren’t tied to a strict timeline like a normal wedding, we can shift things around a little, if we need to miss some rain, or we'll get out the clear umbrellas. I will be watching conditions before your wedding and will be in touch if we need to put some alternate plan into action. 

Q. What’s the best season to get married? 



Q. WHAT’S THE BEST SEASON TO GET MARRIED? 

My favorite time is July - September as that’s when you’re going to have the best weather and the snow is minimal or melted in the mountains. Fire season is throwing some new curves in August now. Otherwise, WA is rainy! However if that mood is what you’re looking for - the Olympic coast and anything lowland can be pretty beautiful during our winter months.

Q. Why do we need Getting ready Photos?


Q. WHY DO WE NEED GETTING READY PHOTOS?


You might be familiar with the typical getting ready photos from big weddings and think, "that's not for me." With elopements, I encourage you to think differently. Because you're intentionally choosing amazing elements for your day, you're probably choosing intentional things for getting ready too. Maybe you rented a gorgeous vacation rental, or maybe you two want to make waffles together, or maybe you are getting ready at a trailhead and doing a first look around your vehicle. All this is SO unique and different from hotel big weddings as you can already tell. It's the way you are choosing to spend your morning! We could easily spend 2 hours documenting getting ready!

Additionally, its a time for you to "warm up" to me! Everyone gets a little nervous when a camera comes out. By allowing me to photograph your getting ready, you're getting used to me taking photos of you and directing you before the ceremony and all important portraits! You'll feel much more relaxed during the super important moments having a camera around! 

Q. should I hike in my dress?




Q. SHOULD I HIKE IN MY DRESS?

You don’t have to! If you want to, you’ll be embracing the adventure in yourself. It might get a little dirty and I’m all for that. We’ll take any activity slow to keep your sweat to a minimum. You can also hike with your dress in your pack, and change at the top!

Q. What is your posing style?

Q. What is your posing style?

Candid and documentary! I personally like to focus on your relationship and how you meld together, rather than just posing you. I might give you something to think about whether fun or serious, but ultimately I want the two of you to feel comfortable enough to melt into each other and just be there, together on your elopement day. Those are my favorite images, the ones where you are your two authentic selves. I also love watching moments unfold and keep my eyes peeled for these smaller moments. 

Q. Is it an all day photoshoot?


Q. IS IT AN ALL DAY PHOTOSHOOT?

Great question - nope! The point of having a photographer all day is to document that unique story you've created for yourself, not to make it through a checklist of photos. While I'll be photographing, I want you to have fun and not worry so much about me. The point of the day is your marriage, not me shuffling you into the next photo op! I'll definitely guide you toward the right light or help position you for artful shots, but I won't be asking you to just smile at me all day! I like to build in alone time for couples too - so you get a chance to savor the day with just each other!

Q. What's the deal with LNT?

Q. WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH LNT?

Leave No Trace is a set of ethics set out to guide people on how to treat nature. One of the ways I help steward this is limiting the number of people allowed on elopements. When you have large groups, it disturbs more than you would think! Some areas can be super fragile, and even one step off trail can be detrimental to the vegetation. I want you to be able to come back and visit this spot on your 10 year anniversary so I make sure all my couples follow this so we contribute to keeping the areas pristine! 

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